Chiropractic Care For Thyroid Problems

by Administrator 28. June 2011 13:19

The thyroid gland and the hormones produces by it control almost all the metabolic processes of the body. The disorders related to thyroid can vary from a harmless enlarged gland or goiter to the life threatening or severe cancer. In almost all the thyroid problems, the thyroid hormones are produced in an abnormal amount. Depending on this, the thyroid problems can be of two types.

  • Hypothyroidism: a condition in which thyroid hormones are produced in an insufficient amount. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include cold feet and hands, weakness fatigue, low body temperature, weight gain even after anorexia, irregularities in menstrual cycle, slow pulse rate, low sex drive, poor memory, low BP and many more.
  • Hyperthyroidism: a condition marked by an excess of thyroid hormone. Common symptoms are increased appetite, weight loss, irritability, nervousness, restlessness, hyperactivity, increased heart palpitations, double vision, increased sweating, shakiness, tremors, protruding eyes.

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Researchers have suggested that some of the cases of thyroid disorders are a result of the malfunctioning of brain and spinal cord nerves that are responsible to control the production of the thyroid hormone. Either the hormone is produce in excess or is insufficient; both the conditions can be the result of a fault between the spinal cord, pituitary, thyroid and the brain and can be caused due to a trauma to the head or neck.

Most of the people who suffer from the thyroid disease recall particular traumas like falls, auto accidents or head injuries that occurred before the thyroid symptoms appeared. However, some people can’t recall any such event. A thorough examination of the upper cervical bone is extremely important in each and every case to judge if there is an injury in the upper cervical area and if the chiropractic care can be of help to the patient.

For more information on how chiropractic care can help you, please visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at 254-698-1600.

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Reverse Aging With Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 20. June 2011 08:17

The human body is a wonderful machine that can withstand a lot of wear and tear on account of natural elements throughout life. It is constantly engaged in replenishing and repairing itself on a daily basis. Although ageing is a natural part of life, many people all over the world wish to slow down this process to a reasonable extent in order to enjoy a better quality of life. Recent advancements in chiropractic care have made it possible to slow down this natural process among those who receive such sessions on a frequent basis.

The main repair process throughout the body is under the control of the nervous system. The brain is the head of this system that helps in imparting the necessary information to the neurons in order to kick start the process of healing. This is known as proprioceptions in scientific language.

Normal life is full of minor injuries, falls and even major accidents in which certain parts of the body may get seriously damaged. Some injuries may be sudden and immediate while others may start to show their effects over a period of time. The latter include spinal injuries or back problems. In such cases, a hormone known as cortisol is produced in the body that starts to hamper the healing process. This is a result of excessive strain on the nervous system and can be eliminated through chiropractic sessions aimed at achieving this. There have been reliable experiments and research conducted by experts in the field that showcase the effectiveness of chiropractic care on helping reverse the ageing process. A research study whose report was published in the Journal of Verebral Subluxation showed as much in the year 2005.

There is a unique phenomenon that can largely be held responsible for the ageing process. It involves the occurrence of too many free radicals. These radicals when left alone in the body can start to cause damage that speeds up the ageing process. On the other hand, anti oxidants in the body help meet the challenges posed by free radicals. Chiropractic sessions on a regular basis have been known stimulate body to increase the amount of anti oxidants to combat these radicals that cause adverse effects.

For more information on how Chiropractic Therapy can benefit you, visit us at Chiropractic and Wellness . We are locate at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at 254-698-1600.

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Chiropractic Care Can Help People With High Blood Pressure

by Administrator 14. June 2011 19:54

High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments prevalent nowadays. Most of the patients take medications in order to keep their blood pressure under control. High blood pressure is a major cause of congestive heart failures, kidney failures as well as strokes. This fear forces people to take medicines regularly. Very few would know that Chiropractic therapy can help you in controlling abnormal blood pressure levels.

There is no doubt that the chiropractic care is known for curing headaches and back pains. Nevertheless, it can also benefit in many other problems including Blood Pressure. The entire nervous system can be affected by any imbalance in the brain stem which controls the entire body. Major functions of our body such as immune system, digestion, respiration and blood pressure are controlled by this area. In certain stressful situations, the defense mechanism of the body is activated and due to the present lifestyle and continued stress, the body is prone to remain in this mode which becomes a cause of persistent high BP. Lack of exercise and poor diet further complicates this situation.

Chiropractic adjustments can help nervous system to relax and get stress free. With proper spinal stimulation, it can be possible to lower the blood pressure. Chiropractic therapy also aims at instilling healthy lifestyle and dietary habits which are very much useful in treating high blood pressure.

In case you are suffering from high blood pressure, you can seek chiropractic help to improve your condition. For more assistance on how chiropractic care can help you, please visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness , 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at 254-698-1600.

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Chiropractic Care for Coughs and Colds

by Administrator 7. June 2011 13:59

With the change in season, many children often suffer from cough and cold. In our daily life, these conditions are not taken seriously and are considered as normal. But, in any sense, constant infections can’t be normal. In order to understand why children catch cold easily, it is very important to understand the cause behind it.

What causes cold?

The airborne organisms that cause these coughs and colds enter our body through mouth and nose. Whenever an infected child sneezes or coughs, millions of micro organisms are driven into the air. Children should always be taught to cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze.

But why is it so that some children have more colds than others. This depends upon the functioning capacity of the immune system of every individual. Whenever a micro organism enters our body, the body produces antibodies that help to fight with the infection. If the immune system is not functioning properly, our body is unable to drive away the organisms and thus serve as a host for the infections.

Some of the tips would help you to recover from cough and cold quickly:

  • Get enough rest
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Stay at home and avoid getting in touch with other people to shield them from grasping infection 

Role of a Chiropractor

Chiropractic care is primarily aimed at ensuring the balance and effective working of the nervous system which, consecutively, will have considerable effect on the healthy functioning of the immune system. If the immune system of a child is functioning in good health, he will be able to fight off the coughs, colds and other sorts of infections.

If your child reports constant symptoms of cough, cold and sore throat, you must visit your chiropractor. It may minimize the number of infections caught by your child, reduce their absenteeism from school and trim down the medication costs.

For any sort of assistance about how chiropractic care can help you, please visit Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness -560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at 254-698-1600.

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